- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for May 13 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 67-71 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 10.33 feet low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits in coves. Hybrid striper are good on shad and chrome slabs. White bass are good on minnows and light colored jigs. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 9.50 feet low. Black bass are good on shad colored spinnerbaits and Bass Hogg jigs, and on watermelon Grande Bass Finesse worms in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on small Rat-L-Traps and shad colored crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 29.46 feet low. Black bass are good on Curb’s jigs, wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, and JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters in creeks and pockets in 3-6 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs in 10-25 feet. White bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Bleeding Shad Tiny Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live bait.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 9.75 feet low. Black bass are good on JDC spider Grubs, pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and grape Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along 8-15 foot break lines. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits, and vertically jigging silver Pirk Minnows and white Curb’s striper jigs. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows, and trolling Daiwa Shad Masters and Shad Raps in 10-25 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, JDC curl tail grubs, and 6-inch watermelon Scoundrels on jigheads along main lake points in 10-20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 62-66 degrees; 17.13 feet low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic lizards, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse shallow running crankbaits and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms along grass edges. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 0.57 feet low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and lizards, Rat-L-Traps, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 1.43 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies on points and windy shallow roadbeds. Crappie are good on jigs tipped with Berkley crappie nibbles in 4-12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad in 10-15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 0.45 feet low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, chartreuse creature baits, and pumpkin JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters in 8-18 feet. White bass are fair vertically jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on minnows and blue Curb’s crappie jigs in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 7.80 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 7.09 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 3.83 feet high. Black bass are fair on black/blue Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 13.14 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon and cotton candy soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 50.73 feet low. Black bass are good on smoke grubs, watermelon soft plastics, and Brush Hogs in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits, minnows, and pearl grubs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait in 20-40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on soft plastic curltail minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water stained; 72-75 degrees; 1.75 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass are good on flipping jigs and creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained, 72-76 degrees; 0.75 feet high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows around bridges and backs of creeks. Catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp and cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 72-75 degrees; 14.80 feet low. Black bass are slow on black buzzbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are good on prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 73-77 degrees; 3.15 feet high. Black bass are slow on square bill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to muddy; 72-77 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and tubes near shallow cover. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on white jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained, 72-75 degrees: 1.13 feet high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water stained to muddy; 73-76 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are slow on weightless Flukes and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 72—76 degrees; 8.52 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. Call ahead as high water has some ramps closed temporarily.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 3.02 feet high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slab and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 73-76; degrees; 4.87 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and large topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 71-75 degrees; 4.30 feet high. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 71-74 degrees; 6.51 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow and medium crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad. Call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water temporarily.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 75-84 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 71-75 degrees; 0.47 feet. Black bass are good on Reaction Innovations Sweet Beavers and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 71-74 degrees; 2.53 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 72-76 degrees; 0.09 feet low. Black bass are good on small swimbaits and Yellow Magic topwaters in yellow frog. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy; 71-74 degrees; 7.02 feet. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and topwaters near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. Call ahead as some ramps are closed temporarily due to high water.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 71-74 degrees; 1.30 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and topwater poppers. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 72-77 degrees; 3.61 feet low. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 71-74 degrees; 10.15 feet. Black bass are good on crankbaits and Reaction Innovations Vixens. Crappie are slow on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. Call ahead as some ramps are closed temporarily due to high water.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 1.14 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 71-76 degrees; 8.75 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 65-69 degrees; 28.77 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, topwaters, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on large topwaters and Red Fins. White bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on liver and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are excellent on liver and perch near Dead Tree Point, and down rigging spoons near the dam and jetty. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs near the dam, and on chicken livers and shad near the dam and power lines. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver near 181 cove and the railroad bridge. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 27.65 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white and chartreuse/blue spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait in 10-15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 75 degrees in main lake, offline at hot water discharge; 0.40 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 21.59 feet low. Black bass are very good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water murky; 65-69 degrees; 0.76 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/blue spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon and crawfish colored crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.44 feet high. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on purple soft plastic worms and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows near the islands. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and live worms. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 64-68 degrees; 0.98 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on black Rat-L-Traps and Zara spooks. White bass are fair on slabs and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 3.58 feet high. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and lizards in 1-4 feet, and on Carolina rigged lizards and French fries on main lake flats. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on shiners and shad jigs in 4-8 feet. Catfish are good on juglines baited with prepared bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.18 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 43.59 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 89.07 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 77.96 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 58.96 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 68-73 degrees; 0.18 feet high. Black bass are fair on flukes, Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 67-71 degrees; 19.08 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 22.38 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 66-71 degrees; 15.94 feet low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows in 2-8 feet. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 66-71 degrees; 31.38 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and chartreuse or white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 67-72 degrees; 25.75 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 66-72 degrees; 45.55 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, weightless Grande Bass Rattlesnakes and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 66-72 degrees; 12.34 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, weightless Senkos and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 70.29 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 16.91 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 65-71 degrees; 28.59 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 66-71 degrees; 27.87 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh with the swollen tides.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Sheepshead are good on live shrimp tight to the rocks.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Tidal Surges and topwaters. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Best fish have come from the wells when the wind allows. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are good on the south shoreline on She Pups, MirrOlures and Soft-Dines. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on live bait over reefs and under birds. Trout and redfish are fair to good trout on topwaters. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on April Fool’s Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Black drum and redfish are good on reefs Moses Lake on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good in the back lakes and marshes on mullet and shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good around Shamrock Island on mullet and shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are good at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish are good in knee-deep water on the flats on Gulps and gold spoons.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on natural baits.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are good from in South Bay and on the flats on live bait and soft plastics under popping corks. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and topwaters. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista on topwaters and live shrimp.

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